Paul Vernal Layne, Jr., 74, of Clovis, NM went to be with the Lord on April 8, 2018 in Lubbock, TX. He was born on October 5, 1943 to Paul and Margaret (Gomes) Layne, Sr. of Cambridge, MA.
Paul retired from the United States Air Force as a Master Sergeant. He was also a member of the 32nd Degree Masonic Mason fraternity as of June 16, 1973. Paul was married to the love of his life, Audra Caplenas, and they shared that love together for over 35 years. When Paul wasn’t busy working, he would enjoy casting his fishing rod every chance he got. He was also a die-hard sports fanatic, and would support the Patriots, Celtics and Red Sox by sporting their shoes, jerseys and hats. To those who knew Paul personally always referred to him as “The Lottery Man”. He will be dearly missed by everyone.
Paul leaves behind: his wife, Audra Layne, of the home; son, Jamaal V. Layne of New Castle, DE; daughters, Kymyatta Layne of New Castle, DE and Tracy Lynn Whitfield of Oklahoma City, OK; brothers, Anthony Layne of Hudson, NH and Gregory Layne of Birmingham, AL; sisters, Marguerita Jackson of Boston, MA and Ellen Ford of Tucson, AZ; plus 6 grandchildren, Keyana, Ayana, Alexia, Jacqueline, Jazmyn and Trebor. Preceding him in death are his parents, Paul and Margaret Layne, Sr.
A Celebration of Life service for Paul will be held on Friday, April 13, 2018, 1:00pm at Faith Christian Family Church with Rev. Anthony Mahan and Rev. Donald Sawyer officiating.
Please accept my deep sympathy as you deal with your great loss of Mr. Paul Layne Jr. As you go through his difficult time may you experience the comfort from our Heavenly Father as promised in the words at 2 Corinthians 1: 3 and 4
Clarence EtienneAtlanta, GA
My most sincere sympathy to Audra and family. Paul was an exemplary person in many regards; coming to Clovis via Cannon AFB as the Material Control Chief, Civil Engineer Squadron. He was a friend, professional in his endeavors and always respectful. May he now rest in peace.
Paul you made many friends and will be dearly missed. Audra, God Bless you.
Joaquin MadrilClovis, NM
My very first trip on the train was with Kym to go see her dad in New Mexico over spring break of 91. I felt like I was a member of the family. Thank you for the open doors.
Tara HunterNew Castle, DE
You were a good boss and a good friend too. Didn't get to talk with you lately, I will miss your Boston accent and all the outfits you wore. My condolences Audra and family.
Glynn LambClovis, NM
Our condolence to the Layne Family. Almighty God has not only the power but also the desire to resurrect our dead loved ones. Job 14:13-15; John 5:28
R. H.Queens, NY
Kathy Lynch, NM
Mr Paul you will be missed . You were so good to me . You were a very godly man rip sir . I will buy a lotto ticket in your honor . My condolences to the family .
Rosa DavisClovis, NM
Heartbroken. Miss that smiling face and kindness. Such a good man. I'll miss seeing you at Albertson's. You will be missed.
Bernadette AskewClovis, NM
My heart breaks to hear the news of Mr Paul. He was such a good man!! My prayers to the family
Joann GriegoClovis, NM